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2023 Edition

Stage won 1
General Ranking 2
Competitors in race 8
Sporting managers : FLORENCIO Xavier / STEPHENS Neil

The history

Bahrain Victorius faces its 6th season in the cycling frontline, after its debut in 2017. Much like Astana has been doing over the past decade, the team represents an oil-rich country looking for a place on the global sport scene, under the initiative of Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The 30-year-old occasional triathlete is the son of the king of Bahrain, the president of the national Olympic Committee, the commander of the Royal Guard and, now, the owner of a cycling team backed by a consortium of Bahraini companies. If Vincenzo Nibali was the face of the team when it first started, now it is the Spanish rider Mikel Landa, as well as Jack Haig and Pello Bilbao, who leads it.

  • Final victories2
  • Stages victory0
  • Red jersey1
  • Other race Won1

Stage victories: 2

2017: Vincenzo Nibali, in Andorra La Vella.

2021: Damiano Caruso, in Alto de Velefique.    

Leader jersey: 1

2019: Dylan Theuns (1 day).  

Victories in secondary classifications: 1

2021: Teams classification  

IN FIGURES

6: the number of times Mikel Landa has participated in La Vuelta. The last time was in 2022.

KEY DATES  

March 6th 2017: Sonny Colbrelli gets the first World Tour victory for Bahrain-Merida’s team in Amilly (second stage of Paris-Nice 2017).

March 17th 2018: Vincenzo Nibali wins Milan-San Remo, the first race for the team, after a long breakaway.

October 3rd 2021: Sonny Colbrelli wins his first Paris-Roubaix in a very rainy edition, as it was held on atypical dates due to Covid-19.

March 19th 2022: Matej Mohoric obtains the second consecutive win for his team at Milan-San Remo.

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